Bharangi / भारंगी / Blue Fountain Bush / Rotheca serrata (L.)

Other Names

  • Local Name: Bharangi / भारंगी
  • Common Name: Blue Fountain Bush
  • Botanical Name: Rotheca serrata (L.)

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Forests
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: South Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation or softwood cuttings
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds or softwood pieces

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Shoots roasted and used as a spice; other plant parts eaten raw.
  • As Medicine: Used in ayurvedic medicine to treat snake bites, asthma, cholera, and fever.
  • Cooking Method: Shoots roasted and used as a spice; other plant parts eaten raw.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: N/A
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat snake bites, asthma, cholera, and fever.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used in ayurvedic medicine to treat snake bites, asthma, cholera, and fever.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Young plant parts used to make salad.

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Bharangi / भारंगी / Blue Fountain Bush / Rotheca serrata (L.)

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